Lynda Hallinan workshops - details
HOMEGROWN HARVESTS 10am – 12pm
Fancy bigger, better, more bountiful backyard harvests?
An informative and entertaining edible gardening workshop, with handy hints and practical tips for making the most of your plot. Whether you're happy to grow herbs in pots or want to take a shot at suburban self-sufficiency, Lynda's expert advice will include: seed sowing, soil improvement, crop rotation, planting for pollinators, eco-friendly pest and disease control, the best vegie varieties, seasonal fruit crops and money-saving suggestions. Plus bring your questions & let Lynda answer them.
Join us for a delicious homestyle lunch provided by Clever Catering or bring your own and enjoy the fabulous surroundings and spaces of Jakar Gardens.
FRESH FLOWERS & FESTIVE FLAVOURS 1pm – 3pm
Grow your own Christmas gifts
Grow your own Christmas gifts, from old-fashioned cottage posies to preserves with a festive flavour in this delicious hands-on demonstration by Kiwi gardening guru Lynda Hallinan. Lynda will share her favourite flowers for picking, to bring in bees and butterflies, and to add old-fashioned charm to your garden year-round. Learn how to make floral buttonholes, herbal tussie-mussies and table decorations, plus seasonal gifts to share, from strawberry jam to candied citrus zest to luscious liqueurs, cordials and rhubarb champagne.
BOOKINGS are essential and numbers limited
Each workshop $40 per person
Homestyle Lunch $20 per person incl. tea/coffee
If you book both workshops and lunch, it’s only $90 for the day.
To book please visit www.festivalofroses.co.nz or find us on Facebook (no booking fees).
About the presenter Lynda Hallinan
Lynda is the former NZ Gardener editor, author, broadcaster, amateur homebrewer, pickler, preserver, part-time farmer, occasional farmers’ market stallholder and mad-keen gardener, Lynda has spent half her life writing about her passion for plants.
About the venue Jakar Gardens
Jakar Gardens boasts a touch of quirkiness, magic, class and beauty.
The beautiful gardens showcase a wide variety of flowers and plants. Fun for everyone with many whimsical areas, hidden nooks and creative art to capture any age.